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David De Gea left his name written in Manchester United’s history last night

By Harry Smith

David De Gea left his name written in Manchester United’s history last night

No other goalkeeper in Manchester United's history has more clean sheets than David De Gea

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Last night, after Manchester United defeated Leicester City 1-0 away from home at the King Power Stadium, Statman Dave from Sky Sports and BBC, tweeted an impressive stat that David De Gea registered after the game. With this, the 31-year-old Spanish player could be considered one of the best in his position in the club’s history.

After not conceding a goal in last night’s match, De Gea reached his 133 clean sheet in the Premier League, which is more than any other goalkeeper in Manchester United’s long history. “Big Dave” was tied at first place with the likes of Tim Howard and Edwin van der Sar, who also had 132 clean sheets on their backs. In the third position was Peter Schmeichel with 128 clean sheets.

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It looks like that after looking at this stat, the Spanish goalkeeper has recovered his confidence after a shaky start of the season where he made some mistakes against Brentford. Those mistakes made Erik ten Hag go on the market and signed Newcastle United’s goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka. Today De Gea made an incredible save stopping a shot from James Maddison from a free kick.

The Slovenian keeper was finally signed on transfer deadline day in an attempt of the new manager to show De Gea that if he keeps underperforming, his place as Man United’s “No. 1” could be at risk because now there is another experienced Premier League goalkeeper like Dúbravka, who was the Magpies best player for some years.

The man of the hour

It is no surprise that David De Gea has now become the goalkeeper with the most Premier League clean sheets in Manchester United’s history. He has spent 11 years at the club after signing from Atletico de Madrid back in 2011 as Edwin van der Sar’s replacement. The Spanish man has won the Sir Matt Busby player of the year at United on four occasions, more than any other player in history.


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